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Windows 7: Restoring Dual boot Xp/Win 7 to single boot Xp

29 Dec 2009   #31
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Do you mean Powershell? I just tried looking up help for bootsect and it says it's not a recognized command.


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29 Dec 2009   #32
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

In Easybcd 2.0 under Useful Utilities.

Don't you have that installed on 7 already?
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30 Dec 2009   #33
gregrocker

 

His screenies: Restoring Dual boot Xp/Win 7 to single boot Xp

I would do a repair install of XP with Win7 unplugged to make it fully independent to boot via BIOS boot order and F8 BootMenu key.

But SIW2 should have the advanced commands.
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30 Dec 2009   #34
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Ah, ok. Yea, I have EBCD installed on Win7. Just ran that command and said it worked successfully. We'll see what happens when I boot into Xp later on.

You guys are awesome.
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30 Dec 2009   #35
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you still have trouble booting into XP - there could be some damage to XP boot files.
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30 Dec 2009   #36
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you still have trouble booting into XP - there could be some damage to XP boot files.
Which could be fixed by an XP repair install, possible?
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30 Dec 2009   #37
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

See if XP boots fine now. If not - replace the boot files - Easy has them.
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30 Dec 2009   #38
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
See if XP boots fine now. If not - replace the boot files - Easy has them.
Is it the tab: Manage Bootloader>Uninstall Vista bootloader (use to restore XP)?

But does XP here have a Vista bootloader, or does it restore the boot files anyway?
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30 Dec 2009   #39
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

7 bootfiles shouldn't be on the XP HD - if he wants totally separate installations selecting via key.

If he's still having trouble booting XP :

ntdetect.com and ntldr are in Easy profiles folder - copy to XP partition if necessary.

Also check boot.ini is there and pointing the right way.
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